Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Letting Go

Thank you to everyone for stopping by and wishing Hope a speedy recovery. I am sorry to have to report that Hope died this morning at 3:15 am. I so wanted to believe that she would get well again. At first it seemed hopeful. The medicine seemed to be helping and she was eating and drinking....but yesterday, she decided that she had been through enough. She stopped eating and drinking and she sat and she waited.

Animals accept death more willing than humans. We fight like hell for the very last breath, but animals are different. They know the limits to which their bodies can take and when it is reached they let go......

It's as if they understand better than we, that life is supposed to be finite.

Good-bye sweet Hope, I will miss you.

20 comments:

Heather Graves said...

I'm so Sorry, I'm sending a cyber hug today.

Kari & Kijsa said...

We are so sorry to hear the news.

***hugs***
kari & kijsa

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you today.

Hugs,
Dena

For Love of Home said...

From the bottom of my heart, I am so, so sorry for the loss of Hope. I know she is with my Beasley now.
xxoo
Cindy

BellaColle said...

I am soo sorry! You are soo right!! They do seem to be wiser sometimes than us..
Here's a hug! XO

Tara said...

Feel better soon...pets are such an important part of our lives!
Tara

Esther Sunday said...

I am so sorry. Boy, the little sweetie sure had a good life with you! Love, Esther

Fran said...

I am so sorry........

Fran

Brenda said...

Im so sorry.. with tears in my eyes and pain in my heart for you. I know how it is when your a true lover of your animal. It is like our kids.
Hope had a long and wonderful life with a mom like you. Huggs and love.
Brenda

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh Rhonda, I am soooo sorry. She sounded like such a sweety! I know you have great memories to help you thru this.
((((HUGS))))Penny
p.s. yes it is snowing here! We have about an inch right now. I love it, just hope it doesn't turn into ice tomorrow, like they are predicting....

Meggie said...

Oh Rhonda, I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet Hope. She had a good life with a wonderful family.

Mary said...

Oh Rhonda, I'm so sorry! It's always amazing how much joy animals can bring to our lives. I'm sure you brought much joy to Hope's life, too. I'll be thinking about you today, sweetie...
xoxo,
Mary

Karen said...

I'm so sorry.

Bax said...

Oh, poor little Hope. I'm so sorry! Take care!

Jan

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh Rhonda,,I am so so sorry to hear the news. I'm sure Hope is hopping through the meadows in Heaven right now....
Hugs to you,
Robin

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Dear Rhonda,
I am really really sorry to hear this. It is so hard to lose a beloved animal. I like Robin's sentiments, about Hope hopping through the meadows of Heaven right now.
Hugs,
Melissa

Michelle said...

Dear Rhonda,
I'm so sorry you lost Hope..she's hoppin' over that Rainbow Bridge. You will be in my heart today..

xoxo
Michelle

Cottage Contessa said...

Oh no! Rhonda sweetie, I'm so sorry. Your post made me cry. Poor little Hope. Hugs for you today...
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

So sorry for little Hope. I'm sure she knew she was loved.
Cathy

Back Through Time said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. How sad for you all.
((*hugs*))
Michelle